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Five Children and It

1 9 5 1 (UK)
2 x 30 minute episodes

E. Nesbit’s Five Children and It was broadcast for the first time in 1951. In this version, the Psammead was played by a small boy (Thomas Moore) who mimed to actor Richard Warner’s voice.

Forty years later, a 1991 remake of the story featured a sophisticated puppet Psammead made by the BBC’s Special Effects Department.

Anthea 
Jennifer Mallard
Jane 
Pat Cohen
Cyril 
David Rivers
Robert 
Warren Hearnden
It (Psammead)
Thomas Moore
Richard Warner (voice)
Martha
Daisy Bindley